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Driven By Desire

Driven By Desire

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by LuAnn McLane

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'LuAnn McLane makes the pages sizzle'( Roundtable Reviews) with this adrenaline-fueled romance set in the world of motocross racing.

Only one man could make her heart race? Daredevil stunts and dangerous accidents are par for the course in the world of motocross racing. Just ask Alexia Spencer, who almost lost her high school sweetheart in a


'LuAnn McLane makes the pages sizzle'( Roundtable Reviews) with this adrenaline-fueled romance set in the world of motocross racing.

Only one man could make her heart race? Daredevil stunts and dangerous accidents are par for the course in the world of motocross racing. Just ask Alexia Spencer, who almost lost her high school sweetheart in a near-fatal accident. But when she asked him to give up racing, Jayden Michaels rode off without even a goodbye, leaving Alexia heartbroken.

Ten years later, Jayden's back-determined to prove he's over Alexia. But it's impossible to ignore the irresistible woman she's become. And it isn't long before Jayden finds himself on Alexia's doorstep, driven by his insatiable desire, hoping he can tempt the woman he still loves into letting herself feel the heat-and taking a risk with her heart.

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Publishers Weekly

In McLane's latest fast and furious romance (after Wild Ride), Supercross star Jayden Michaels gets a second chance at his lost teen sweetheart, Alexia Spencer, when she returns to Braxton, Tenn., freshly divorced and ready to rediscover her roots. Though reconnecting is a shock, their building passion feels fated-unfortunately, Alexia is carrying a 10-year-old secret that might destroy their newfound happiness. Alexia's sister, Brianna, meanwhile, finds herself falling for Jayden's business partner, Colin McCord, another motocross legend. As both couples tumble through bumpy courtships, readers will be pleased to find that most of the wild rides occur not on motorcycles but in the boudoir; McLane's skill with sex scenes makes for a hot, if familiar, read. (Oct.)

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Penguin Publishing Group
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5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)
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18 Years

Meet the Author

LuAnn McLane lives in Florence, Kentucky, just outside Cincinnati, Ohio. When she takes breaks from writing, she enjoys long walks with her husband, watching chick flicks with her daughter, and trying to keep up with her three active sons.

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Guest More than 1 year ago
Jayden Michaels gave his girlfriend Alexia Spencer an ultimatum not so much in words but in action. He left their hometown of Braxton to join the motorcycle racing circuit. He hoped she would follow him. Instead disappointed in the man she loves, Alexia chose and married someone twenty years older than her.--------- A decade has past since both separately left Braxton. Both have come home for differing reasons. Jayden heals at home from a shoulder injury while helping to create a local youth motocross club. Reporter Alexia has come home after obtaining a divorce. Both want the other purged from their blood so he agrees to have Alexia interview him for the local paper. Instead they remain attracted and considering a second chance at love, but she has one secret that she must reveal to him although she expects their relationship to end because of it.------------- The insight into motocross racing is fascinating especially the juvenile locker room bantering between the drivers although not deep enough to satisfy the curious about the sport. Alexia is a wonderful but too trusting protagonist as her sister and her friend betray her with their mouths while Jayden is caught between machismo at the track and love. Although lacking depth especially at the track, DRIVEN BY DESIRE is an interesting second chance at love sports romance.-------------- Harriet Klausner
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Carrie Semelroth More than 1 year ago
Way to much money! i have read free books better than this one!
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i enjoy all her books
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Judy_F More than 1 year ago
LuAnn McLane's Driven By Desire is a full throttle romance.
Alexia Spencer returns home after her marriage falls apart. She likes her quiet simple life but her former High School sweetheart has also returned home. Alexia never forget the pain of not being first in Jayden's life. Seeing him again has brought back all kinds of feelings and desires. When her sister Brianna asks her to write an article for the local paper on Motocross champion Jayden Michaels her world is thrown off kilter.
Jayden Michaels has always lived and breathed his sport. After a serious injury he returns home to recover and the lend a hand to fellow racer Colin McCord. Colin needs Jayden's help in setting up a youth track to teach responsible racing to the next generation of riders.
One of his first meetings with Alexia he literally lands at her feet. Jayden always remembered the searing passion and love that they had. But her marrying another man really turned his heart cold. Seeing her again relights a fire that never really went away.
Jayden is willing to put his heart and soul on the line to get Alexia back in his bed and his life. He has an uphill battle since Alexia is keeping a secret that would tear them apart.
Driven By Desire is LuAnn McLane's most sensual and erotic book to date. Jayden and Alexia have chemistry that just burns through every thought and action. Their past plays a pivotal part in their former and current dealings with each other. The writing of their past pain is deeply felt and brings you an emotional connection to the characters. The secondary romance of Brianna and Colin is equally as hot and satisfying. LuAnn McLane's books are always tops on my list of books to buy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In DRIVEN BY DESIRE, LuAnn McLane gives readers the story of a couple with a painful past who discover after being reunited several years later, that the attraction between them continues to smolder. But old wounds are often the deepest and they're uncertain as to whether they can put past heartaches behind and allow themselves a future together.***** When Jayden Michaels runs into Alexia Spencer, literally, while riding his dirt bike through the woods, it's impossible to say which of them is more surprised. Alexia was crushed ten years prior when Jayden chose Supercross motorcycle racing over his relationship with her. When she eventually married someone else, it was Jayden who felt the pain. Alexia eventually realized that she had made a big mistake, divorced her husband and returned home to find herself. She never expected that Jayden would once again be part of her life, and given the secret that she's been keeping for ten years, she fears that he won't understand her reason for secrecy. Alexia decides it's time to tell Jayden the truth, hoping that he cares enough for her and the future they could have together, to understand.***** Jayden has come home to nurse a shoulder injury and to help a friend with a new business venture. Spending time with Alexia is an unexpected bonus. He never dreamed that a second chance with her would ever be in the cards for him. Jayden quickly discovers that a white-hot passion still exists between them and they aren't together long before old passions begin to burn. When he discovers the secret that Alexia has been hiding, past pains return and he pushes her away. He isn't certain he has the strength to get beyond his pain to help Alexia deal with her own suffering.***** I adore LuAnn McLane and have enjoyed reading each and every one of her books. DRIVEN BY DESIRE is no exception, although it has a totally different flavor than any of her previous books. Her trademark humor has been toned down, the eroticism has been turned 'way' up, and the emotions come from much deeper in the heart. Alexia's pain is excellently written, and as readers are taken into her relationship with Jayden a decade before, her dejection when he left, and the events that followed, it almost feels tangible. Jayden suffered as well, and Ms. McLane very clearly understands the workings of a guy's mind as his thoughts, feelings and actions are described with clarity. An equally passionate side romance between Alexia's sister and Jayden's best friend is definitely a reader bonus. The relationships between all of these characters are well-written and comfortable and it doesn't take imagination to bring them to life. I highly recommend DRIVEN BY DESIRE to all romance readers who enjoy stories with reunited lovers, passionately sensual romance, and the undeniable healing power of true love. COURTESY LAURIE/ROMANCE JUNKIES
Guest More than 1 year ago
Driven by Desire is the latest story by LuAnn McLane. It is a story that is about second chances and a love that never died, just got sidetracked. It is a different kind of story than what the reader has come to expect from LuAnn, but a wonderful, heart tugging read that is well done and keeps you turning pages until the end.******Jayden Michaels is a Supercross Motorcycle racing star, who has returned home to Braxton to heal from a shoulder injury and join his best friend, Colin with a business venture. He never expected to cross paths with his first love and possibly get another chance at righting some mistakes he made ten years prior.*****Alexia Parkwood aka Spencer has come home to Braxton putting her divorce behind her and get on with starting over a new. She works as a staff reporter for the Braxton Times, with her sister, Brianna who is the editor. When Jayden requests her to do the interview for a series on motocross, Alexia is forced to face the past.*****The sparks between Jayden and Alexia burn hot and deep, but they have a lot to get past if they ever hope to have closure. The hurts run deep on both sides, and then there is the secret that Alexia has kept from everyone, that when Jayden finally finds out about is he able to give the support that she needs and can they work past it. The secondary romance between Colin and Brianna is a bonus for the reader as it unfolds as well. This is a heart rendering, roller coaster ride for the reader who is pulling for both Jayden and Alexia to finally have their happy ending. I truly loved this story, and would highly recommend it to anyone. It's about putting the past behind them, learning from their mistakes and taking a chance on what they really have. This book will not disappoint and is a true romance in every sense.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Jayden Michaels left town to chase a dream...leaving behind the love of his life. Now, ten years later, Jayden's back and ready to prove he's moved on. Enter Alexia, the one that got away. She's even more irresistable than before and Jayden's plan of ignoring her and getting on with his motocross career are drastically changed. I'm such a sucker for reunion stories, especially those with such a yummy hero and independent heroine. Jayden and Alexia are so easy to fall for. Each page had me cheering for this couple to reuinte and put the past behind them. If you love hot romances, a sexy hero, heart-tugging romance and a happily ever after, you'll LOVE Driven by Desire!